December 28, 1977 - A 2nd Alarm was quickly transmitted for a fire in The Bagel Nosh restaurant at Flatbush Ave. and Ave. U in Brooklyn. I was living at home on East 52nd street at that time. I was getting ready to go to work as an EMT for NYC EMS out of Coney Island hospital. While getting dressed, I heard sirens, so I put on my scanner. I heard Engine 309 give a 10-75 for box 3073 (working Fire). I looked out of my parents window, which faced Flatbush Ave. I saw a fire ball coming out of the Bagel Nosh. I quickly got dressed and grabbed my camera and went around the corner and took the following photos.

This was a wood framw building. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

The first line is in operation. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

Firefighters are cooling off the mail box. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

Tower ladders 159 and 153 are setting up. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

It was sunrise. The fire was across the street from Kings Plaza. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

The building is fully involved in fire. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

Engine company 323 is using it's stang on the fire. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

Heavy smoke showing on Flatbush Ave. Tower Ladder 153 is in operation. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

Tower Ladder 159 in operation as the fire darkens down. Photo taken on 12-28-77.

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